GGG-Jacobs replay draws 709,000 viewers

March 28, 2017

The replay of the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs fight on HBO Saturday night drew 709,000 viewers according to Sports TV Ratings. The rating encompasses the entire 2 hour block which also included the Roman Gonzalez upset by Srisaket Sor  Rungvisai.

The event drew 287,000 viewers in the adult 18-49 demo.  The event aired from 10:00-12:00am on Saturday night.

In comparison, the PPV replay of GGG-David Lemiuex on HBO from October 2015 drew 1.07 million viewers.  This time around, GGG did more PPV buys (170K) than against Lemieux (153K).

The ratings are a shadow of GGG’s last time on HBO.  Of course, those were live events.

GGG Fights on HBO

May 2014 vs. Willie Monroe, Jr. 1.338M viewers (fight only)

November 2013 vs. Curtis Stevens 1.41M viewers (fight only)

July 2104 vs. Daniel Geale 984,000 viewers (overall show drew 758,000)

October 2014 vs. Marco Antonio Rubio 1.3M viewers (fight only)

February 2015 vs. Martin Murray 862,000 viewers (fight only)

April 2016 vs. Dominic Wade 1.325M (fight only)

Payout Perspective:

The replay may be down due to the NCAA Basketball tournament airing the same night. We note the Kansas Oregon game aired on TBS from 8:40-10:55pm and was the highest-rated sports program on Saturday drawing over 9.3 million viewers and 3.5 in the A18-49 demo.  Otherwise, the lower ratings are surprising for a GGG fight and an event that had two entertaining fights.

One Response to “GGG-Jacobs replay draws 709,000 viewers”

  1. Wil on March 28th, 2017 6:05 PM

    I dont always catch a fight that replays the next week that I watched on ppv either, particularly when i know the outcome…..its just not the same as seeing it live as it happens

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